The WM of Innsworth Lodge (8751), W Bro Chris Paisley, presented Innsworth Lodge Firing Gavels to the Senior and Junior Wardens of Thornton and Cleveleys Lodge (3854), West Lancs, on a fraternal visit on 17 October 2014.
Eight members of Innsworth Lodge made the annual fraternal pilgrimage to Blackpool to attend the Meeting; they were treated to a West Lancs 3rd Degree ceremony, with several local variations. Masonic Fire is not practiced by Thornton and Cleveleys Lodge and, after the reply from the visitors by W Bro Peter Brindle, at the Festive Board, the Innsworth Lodge Brethren gave their hosts masonic fire.
The Innsworth Lodge party included an entered apprentice, Bro Richard Brindle and a Grand Lodge Officer, W Bro Peter Brindle. Father and son – now brothers!
The Innsworth Lodge Firing Gavels were made by W Bro Dave Cave of Ante Meridian Lodge (9500), at the request of the Charity Steward, W Bro Tom Robson, and are sold to raise Innsworth Lodge Charity funds. W Bro Tom contributed a presentation pack of Gloucester Brewery “Cherry and White” beers with a GB glass for the Chorley Auction, and W Bro Bill Beedie presented the WM of Thornton and Cleveleys Lodge, W Bro Alexander Walls, with a pair of the Innsworth Lodge 2018 cufflinks.
[ L to R: Front: W Bro’s Bob Coombes, Bill Beedie, & Peter Brindle. Rear: Brian Ashworth, Chris Paisley, John Lewis & Tom Robson.]
Members of the Thornton and Cleveleys Lodge will be making a return visit at the next Innsworth Lodge Meeting in November 2014.